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, president obama said what was remarkable about the arab spring was that it wasn't about us, it was about them. it was about throwing avenue old dictators. well, whenever you traveled through the region there wasals -- always -- was always still a little bit of an undercurrent of about us, whether we were supporting democracy or imposing our values. this week it really became about us because these awful videos that you've seen were really what happens when american free speech meets american religious tolerance or intolerance. gwen: let's explain that. it's a trailer for a film we have heard about and relatively few people have seen which was crude and offensive and circulated widely apparently around the region. but was that really the animating thing? or was there resentment that had always been there, doyle? >> well, it's both. but in fact the film was getting around and was being actively prop 0 gated by two different kinds of people in egypt. it's a very strange story. one was a number of coptic christians, who have been 0 pressed -- oppressed and mistreated by some muslim militants
president barack obama. we arrived this morning straight from tampa where republicans may still be partying tonight after sending their new ticket, mitt romney and paul ryan, on the road. >> unlike president obama, i will not raise taxes on the middle class of america. as president, i will protect the sanctity of life, i will honor the institution of marriage. and i will guarantee america's first liberty, the freedom of religion. president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. [laughter] and to heal the planet. my promise is to help you and your family. [applause] gwen: that speech and the rest of the g.o.p. convention showcased the party's leading light and energized debate. can democrats do the same thing next week, karen? >> this is interesting because the two conventions are back to back with a holiday weekend in between. but one thing -- gwen: oh, a holiday? i forgot about that. >> for everyone but those of us that are here. and one thing that i think they have done is laid down some premises that the democrats are going to have to address. and in particular this line
that he doesn't understand the problems of ordinary americans. what president obama beats him on, he understands my problems, three to one. that's an unsustainable number. they have to try and turn that around. >> you can do one of two things to court voters. you can say something where you reach out to them or they can feel something in you that they connect to. the problem for mitt romney is that the essential mitt romney for the final group of voters he needs is hidden. either in his tax returns or his behavior. and then what the democrats have been playing on is boy, what's hid season scary. that's why this video came out this week in which he spoke frankly about the 47% who support barack obama, said they were essentially moochers, i talked to a republican strategist who's worked in previous campaigns in the white house and said that felt like it was the first time i was seeing mitt romney. that's a problem. if your most a-- authentic moment is your most damaging moment, that's a problem. gwen: that's what i found interesting in watching that tape. he sounded like a political s
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